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between themselves and jimmy lee dykes, but making every positive nuance they could get to connect him with that little boy. realize that mr. dykes we know was a father himself. he has a grown adult daughter. so all of these things would be very subtly rolled into the negotiations, and should mr. dykes be deceased at his own hands or at the hands of law enforcement, obviously that's a shame, but the thing that we want to see in a situation like this is, number one, we want the hostage to come out alive. number two, we want to protect law enforcement, and, number three, the hostage taker pretty much makes his own choice. for seven days they have extended to him the hand to come on out of that bunker and surrender himself. for seven days he's turned that down. he either made a decision himself today or law enforcement made a decision they were going to resolve it, and the positive thing is this little boy turning 6 on wednesday, he will be with his family to celebrate that birthday. >> well, as i say, our justice correspondent pete williams is reporting that a law enforcement official sa
unharmed. police released a picture of the suspect. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. nbcfirmed in the navy in the '60s. he earned the a vet nam service medal. the school bus was towed away, that had been at the crime scene tuesday afternoon. dykes boarded that school bus and demanded a few children. when the bus driver refused, dykes shot and killed away and made away with a 5-year-old boy named ethan, believed to have asperger's syndrome. they have been holed up in this bunker now for several days now. police are communicating with him through a ventilation pipe. local residents are praying for a peaceful resolution. >>> joining me now with more, former fbi profiler and hostage negotiator clint van zandt. welcome to you, my friend. what a situation. going on five days now, but i know have you said the extended time might help negotiators. how does that work? >> alex, there is an old hostage negotiation axiom. time decreases stress and anxiety. that's what we want to do, bring down the stress and anxiety level of jimmy lee dykes, who is in there. we want him to strongly identify with ethan
led them to believe jimmy lee dykes was threatening the little boy named ethan yesterday and so negotiations had deteriorated over that 24-hour period. again, we still don't know exactly how jimmy lee dykes died. there's stale question of whether it was a gunshot or whether the flash bang that was used to distract him, whether that may have been the reason that he died but again were still awaiting autopsy results and to hear from the medical examiner before confirming that. >> thank you very much. >>> the u.s. justice department has a multibillion dollar lawsuit against s&p. the civil suit announced today by attorney general holder alleged that standard & poor's inflated loans. s&p denied wrongdoing saying the lawsuit is without merit. >>> managers at the new orleans super dome say they'll hire outside experts to find the cause of that 34-minute blackout and internal memo showed that the power company had concerns of potential failures as early as last october. >>> american skier lindsey vaughn injured the knee today after crashing at an event in austria. vaughn was air lifted
-old jimmy lee dykes is responsible for starting a hostage standoff after he shot and killed a 66-year-old bus driver and then kidnapped a 5-year-old boy on tuesday. this is a picture where police say dykes is holed up with the 5-year-old boy. to gabe gutierrez in midland city, alabama. fill us in on the most up-to-date information there. >> reporter: thomas, the standoff has been bizarre from the beginning and is dragging past 40 hours. this morning hostage negotiators have been talking with the suspect thank you a pvc pipe attached to an underground tornado bunker. officials say so far the 5-year-old hostage is unharmed. they're identifying him simply by his first name, ethan. he'll turn 6 in a few weeks. they have been able to bring ethan medicine for an unspecified medical condition and a coloring book to occupy his time. this standoff began tuesday afternoon. a police source close to the investigation says 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes boarded a stopped school bus and demanded several children come along with him. when the school bus driver refused, police say, dykes opened fire, sh
holding this 5-year-old boy, jimmy lee dykes, what can you tell us about him as an individual? >> reporter: well, neighbors from the very beginning describedloner with a deep distrust of government. we have been waiting to hear an exact motive. we know the day after the standoff began last wednesday, he was scheduled to be in court on a misdemeanor charge of menacing a neighbor. again, neighbors described him as a loner who had an extreme -- he really wanted to protect his property, they said. anytime somebody got close to the property, they felt they had a difficult interaction with him. we also know that he was a vietnam era veteran. nbc news confirmed that he even won several awards, including the vietnam service medal back in the '60s. but again jimmy lee dykes, we do not know his condition at this point, but we can report according to a source with the dale county sheriff's office here in alabama that the standoff is over after about 140 hours. again, we do not know the condition of those involved just yet. we hope to find that out within the next few minutes or so. >> that's a helpfu
released the first picture of the man they say is responsible. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. the man believed to be holding hostage a boy with asberger's syndrome named ethan in an underground bunker. >> we understand he's got supplies there. he's got food there. but this is a young child five years old. has he got food that this child will eat? >> reporter: nbc news has confirmed dykes served in the u.s. navy in the 60s. he served various awards, a good conduct med methal and vietnam service medal. but on tuesday those honors seem very far away. police say dykes boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two random young children. when the bus drive refused, plea say dykes shot and killed him and made off with 5-year-old ethan. kelly miller says her kids got off that bus right before the shooting. >> i cannot believe if he got on that bus with the intentions of grabbing a 6 to 8-year-old, all he had to do was reach out and grab him. he let him clear the bus and get home before all this happened. >> reporter: meanwhile the visitation for the bus driver charles pollen junior is schedul
sixth straight day. law enforcement officials say this man, jimmy lee dykes, shot and killed a school bus driver and is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan in an underground bunker. little ethan has some mild autism as well. gabe gutierrez joins us from midland city, alabama. gabe, we know authorities have been talking to dykes through that pvc pipe of some sort. do we know whether he's asking for anything? >> reporter: craig, we've been following this story for days. police are very tightlipped about what their communication with dykes involves. we don't know if he's making any demeans, but yesterday we did hear from the sheriff and saw some signs of how sensitive these negotiations have become. the shefb thariff thavsnked the for taking care of our child. law enforcement authorities may believe that the suspect has access to television in the bunker. he has an electric heater, blankets and treating the child relatively well and the child so far was not physically harmed, but not many details on the nature of the negotiations. this has been going on for more than 118 hours, since tu
to acknowledge that jimmy lee dykes did have a demand of sort. he wanted the complex story told and the sheriff did not explain on how he wants it told and all he would say is police and hostage negotiators trying to create a civil environment for him to do so. sheriff jones said they're engaged with him around the clock and most communications in the day. this standoff dragged on for about 140 hours now and started last week, last tuesday when he allegedly boarded the stopped school bus and demanded two kids police say. and when the bus driver, charles poland, objected, he allegedly shot the bus driver and then made off with 5-year-old ethan who has a mild form of autism and in this underground bunker since last tuesday. about 40 hours and the mood here has somewhat changed and seemed to be tense at beginning. now it seems to be a slow method call approach that police are taking trying to create a civil environment for him to talk to negotiators. now, today we're also hearing that neighbors are collecting cards for 5-year-old ethan. his birthday is this week. and many of them are praying for h
lee dykes is accused of taking that boy off a school bus after killing the driver. negotiators are talking to him through a pvc pipe. >>> snowmobiler caleb moore has died from injuries he suffered in an accident during the x games last weekend. the 25-year-old was hurt when his 450-pound snowmobile didn't complete a flip and landed on him. his death is the first in the 17-year history of the x games. espn issued a statement saying, "as a result of this accident, we will conduct a thorough review of this discipline and adopt any appropriate changes to future x games." >>> rescuers in mexico city are searching for possible survivors of an explosion at the state-owned oil company headquarters. at least 25 people have been killed. 100 injured. investigators say they don't know what caused the blast, but they are not ruling out an attack. >>> and today begins heart health month. and now there is even more of a reason to eat your veggies or go vegetarian all together. a new study out of oxford university finds vegetarians are 32% less likely to die of heart disease or be hospitalized
and determined the boy was in danger. when police got down there, they found the suspect, jimmy lee dykes, dead. it was a dramatic end to a 143-hour standoff. >>> the iraq war veteran charged with killing a former navy s.e.a.l. sniper had spent time in a mental hospital twice over the past five months. police say eddie ray ralph told them he was suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. the victim, chris kyle, had reached out to ralph for taking him to a shooting range over the weekend. >>> pakistan is planning an amusement park in the town where osama bin laden spent his final hours. the $30 million park and outdoor recreation center in abadbad will take about five years to bill. >>> we'll talk about what michelle obama can do to make an impact in the next four years. that is coming up in less than ten minutes on "jansing and co." >>> a top rating agency is in the government's crosshairs for its role in the 2008 financial crisis. cnbc's mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. mandy, a lawsuit against standard & poor's has been filed. what's that about? >> they're suggesting that
lee dykes boarded the stopped school bus and demanded two children. when the bus driver refused. dykes shot and killed him and made off with a boy named ethan with a form of autism. he's been in this underground bunker for 150 hours now. police are not releasing much information. we know police say the child is physically unharmed as of now. they were able to get him medicine and coloring books to keep him occupied. yesterday, the sheriff thanked the suspect for taking care of that child. back to you. >> gabe, thank you so much. >>> controversial new comments about gun control from national rifle association wayne lapie e lapierre. he claims an assault weapons ban is a ploy to take all guns away from law-abiding citizens. >> fliers like this, obama is not going to take your gun, obama will protect gun rights. now he's trying to take away all three. >> he's not taking away shotguns. >> have you looked at the feinstein bill he's supporting? that's exactly what it does. i think what they will do is turn this universal check of law abiding to a registry of law-abiding people. they don't w
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